If Only I Could Play

I took guitar lessons for awhile, starting when I was 18. I really loved learning to play, but eventually I ran out of money and had to quit. I wish I’d had the determination to continue on my own, but I didn’t. I hadn’t picked up a guitar for a few years now, but suddenly I wanted to again.

My Guitar(s)

I blame Alex’s loft, which I saw at the Apartment Therapy Party on Friday. He had a couple of guitars on display, and they made me think of my own. I have two electrics (my old Danelectro 56-U2 and a vintage Fender Telecaster), a Sigma acoustic, and a Lotus bass. They’ve all been sitting in the basement.

I also have a clarinet but I suppose those aren’t as cool, right? ;)

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  • cardboard
    December 10, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    Please. Clarinets are the coolest.

  • Melissa
    December 10, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    I bought a beautiful acoustic guitar about five years ago, in hopes that I’d be forced to learn. I still don’t know a single chord. Eh, it’ll at least make a nice decoration in my new home.

    I sold both my flutes on ebay when I was a poor college student. Today in the train station there was an elderly man playing the flute and it made me regret that decision. Yeah, might not be cool, but I actually know how to play it!

  • Jules
    December 10, 2007 at 7:44 pm

    Playing music is always cool; it doesn’t matter the instrument. I took piano lessons for 10 years and am looking into music lessons for Mikey this year.

    p.s. Thanks for the blogroll love. :)

    December 11, 2007 at 10:41 am

    They are very pretty guitars! It’s funny too because I just posted about how we need to find a good way to store our guitars so we can use them more often. Guitars must be on the collective brain of the blogosphere these days. :)

  • Maggie Sumner
    December 11, 2007 at 11:11 am

    I’ve had a beautiful acoustic guitar for at least 25 years. I took one lesson as a kid after I got it and decided that the guy was not a good teacher and never went back. Such a shame! It’s only ever been played by my college boyfriend but I, like you, can’t part with it. Can’t part from the possibility that it holds.

    I played the bassoon (let’s talk “uncool”) in my jr. high band which I LOVED. One of these days I’m going to get my 40-something butt into a music shop for piano or guitar lessons. . .oh yeh, did I mention that my husband gave me an electronic keyboard about six years ago and I still can’t play a note.

    Perhaps a potential New Year’s resolution for me: learn to play something! Good luck with your musical pursuits.

  • Anonymous
    December 13, 2007 at 12:12 pm

    I tried to learn how to play for many years but it never got on.
    P.S. I love the dress. Where is it from?

  • Jessie
    December 13, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    Looks like they would look great in your decor,…so using them as decoration would almost force you to be inspired to play again!!!!! I would so display them somewhere, they are great. I love guitars, but it would truly be silly for me to have them displayed in my home. I am tempted by the hello kitty guitar though….hummmmm

    Good luck, hope you keep with it!!! :)

  • Joanna Goddard
    December 15, 2007 at 12:37 am

    the guitar is cool, but i really love the socks :)

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